Thailand’s prime minister on Tuesday said authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people.
The vote, which means Yingluck will be banned from politics for five years, came just after the attorney general announced separate plans to indict her on criminal charges.
Thailand’s military junta will install an interim constitution next month, and elections will be held around October next year, its leader announced on Friday. Army commander General Prayuth Chan-ocha said the temporary constitution will allow an interim legislature and cabinet to begin governing the country in September.
Thai police fired teargas on Friday at protesters who called for the nation’s Senate to aid their bid to topple the embattled government, two days after the prime minister was stripped of office.
Thai authorities have tightened security measures at the US consulate in the northern province of Chiang Mai following reports that it was a possible target of attack from al-Qaeda and Salafist terrorist groups this month, officials said on Tuesday.
A Cathay Pacific flight attendant quit her job after writing on her Facebook page that she wanted to throw coffee on a passenger who is the youngest daughter of Thailand’s ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Police say a speed boat carrying more than two dozen South Korean tourists sank as it returned from an island near Thailand’s popular seaside resort town of Pattaya.